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The Hyundai Creta has been one of the most popular SUV offerings from the company in India since its inception in 2015. The company recently launched the facelift version of the Creta SUV earlier in May, with a starting price of Rs 9.44 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). Since then, the SUV has received over 40,000 bookings.
The new facelifted version of the SUV gets a larger chrome trimmed hexagonal front grille. The front bumper has also been tweaked and now features new fog lamp housings and a pronounced chin. It also gets a redesigned rear bumper and the taillamps have also received a few tweaks. New 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels have also been added.
The Hyundai Creta facelift will be offered in six variants: E, E+, S, SX, SX dual tone, and SX (O). The SUV receives several new features such as a wearable Smart Key Band, six-way electrically adjustable driver's seat, electric sunroof, wireless charging and cruise control. However, the sunroof will be available only in the SX automatic trims.
The Creta facelift is available in two new colour options: Passion Orange and Marina Blue. The new Passion Orange colour is also available in a dual-tone option with a black roof.
The Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift comes with a list of safety features which includes dual airbags and ABS as standard across all the variants. However, the top-spec model will get six airbags and other features such as electronic stability control (ESC), hill-hold assist, rear parking sensors with a camera and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
Mechanically, the Hyundai Creta facelift has not been updated. Engine options on the Hyundai Creta include a 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel power units, as well as a 1.6-litre petrol engine. The 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines produce 121bhp and 126bhp respectively. While the 1.4-litre diesel engine produces 88.7bhp.
The bigger engines will be coupled to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. while the smaller 1.4-litre engine will only get a 5-speed manual gearbox. The mileage figures range between 14.8km/l on the lower variants, to 20.5km/l on the top end SX(O) diesel trims.
Thoughts On The Hyundai Creta Facelift
The Hyundai Creta facelift comes with a lot of new features as compared to the previous model both on the interior and exterior. with these added features, Hyundai hopes to further continue improving their sales figures in the Indian market.